H-system managers scot-free

The case against three managers of the fraudulent construction firm H-system will not be reopened. The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that the broad amnesty announced by then president Václav Klaus at the start of 2013 applies to the case, rejecting an appeal by the prosecution. The H-system construction firm promised people affordable housing but instead stripped them of nearly one billion crowns. The case was halted under the amnesty since it lasted more than eight years. Paradoxically, this was due to an appeal by the state prosecutor who was unhappy with the suspended sentences handed to the three managers by a lower-level court.

Author: Jan Velinger